Thursday March 10th - San Francisco
Community Youth Center Festival of Youth
The mission of CYC iso empower and strengthen high-need Asain youth by providing comprehensive youth development through education, employment training, advocacy, and other support services. Come support the organization by attending it's 41st annual "Festival of Youth" Gala. Includes dinner, silent auction, entertainment, and a raffle. More info here.
Carnelian by the Bay Restaurant
1 Ferry Plaza
Thursday March 10th to Sunday March 20th -- Bay Area
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
The 29th Annual SFIAAIFF is the largest showcase in North America devoted to Asian and Asian American films. With over a hundred features, documentaries and shorts screening in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose. Films, venues, and ticket info here.
Thursday Match 10th -- Berkeley
Maganda Magazine Writing Workshop
7 to 9 pm
Saturday March 12th -- Los Angeles
Intergenerational Memoir Arts Workshop
Join editor Brian Komei Dempster of Making Home From War and illustrator Felicia Hoshino of My Dog Teny in a creative collaboration workshop. Bring a friend or family member and a memory that may be in the form of a photo, a letter, an artifact, or short writing reflection. Come create a recollection of life before, during, or after WWII to share with others. No experience necessary.
369 East 1st St, Los Angeles
Suggested material donation: $5
RSVP at rsvp(at)janm(dot)org
Saturday March 12th -- Oakland
The Art of Martial Arts
This community martial arts day presents Shaolin Gong Fu as a basis for spiritual development and self-discovery through the practice of movement and stillness. With demonstrations by Shaolin monks (Shaolin Luohan), performances by youth, and a free class open to the public. More info here.
388 9th St, Suite 209, Oakland
Saturday March 12th -- Berkeley
Spoken Word Performance with Kelly Tsai, Bao Phi & Beau Sia
photo by Charissa Uemura
The UC Berkeley Department of Asian American and Asian Diaspora studis presents a spoken word performance to wrap up the API Issues Conference. Featuring poets Bao Phi, Beau Sia, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. More info here.
Multicultural Student Center
ASUC Building, UC Berkeley
Monday March 14th -- San Francisco
Suite, Suite Chinatown
A group of artistically diverse, award-winning Chinese Canadian filmmakers were presented with a challenge: answer the question, “What is your Chinatown?” on film. The result is a collaboratively produced, multi-genre cinematic vision of Chinatown. Accompanied by a live performance by Bay Area musician Jack Tung and others. Project Directed by Aram Siu Wai Collier. Suite Suite Chinatown is also a special shorts program of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF). More info here.
1746 Post St, San Francisco
$11-12; tickets here